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. not far from where dr. martin luther king gave his historic "i have a dream" speech back in 1963 right here on the national mall. in just moments from now i'll be joined by clarence jones. he is a close, personal friend of mlk and a contributor on that very speech. and he will tell us what he wants to see from president obama's speech, his inaugural speech coming up on monday. >>> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and
of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down in -- their heels in to the earth and said, no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think that he was -- i think he was sur
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealous. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, it is dr. martin luther king, jr. day, i am dave clark. >> thank you for joining us, mlk day, inauguration day, tell us what the weather will be like. >> it will be very mild to warm upper 50s and 60s and 68 in morgan hill. here is sal. >>> traffic is going well, there are no major problems getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. also the morning commute looks good coming to the mcarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news, just a few hours from now for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and
veterans -- this is a day of service. i am a little older than everybody else up here. dr. king was one of my heroes. shhe viewed -- he has gotten bigger and bigger as the years go by, this notion of service. whatever affects one directly affects the other. you are it knowledge in that today. -- acknowledging that today. we have to move back to reaching out to people. this is like preaching to the choir, i know, but we want to thank you. the measure success by what all men and women can achieve. i think the country is on the cusp of doing some great things. one of the guys i admire greatly, president bush -- he said we have within our reach the promise of a renewed america. we can buy meaning finding some higher purpose than ourselves. what this country is all about as possibilities. i want to thank you for believing as deeply as i do and my family does about the possibility. i'm confident we will do just that. thank you for what you are doing. god bless you. [applause] >> first lady michelle obama and jill biden hosting a kids' inagural ball for children of men and women serving in the
the federal government for enacting their own laws. dr. king didn't arrest the state people, he was arrested by them. you're saying the feds are illegal and we want the right to arrest them. that is unking-like. >> you're sounding a little bit like piers morgan screaming at me. >> oh, well, let me say it more silently. you're sounding unking-life. >> the point i'm trying to make is understood, clearly, that the state and the federal government and the ever-increasing authority. and that was unnecessary. >> and that's why you protested states' rights. and what we're saying is the states have a sovereign role here. and the sovereign role is this. if the president of the united states doesn't get it to empower himself with the second amendment says. the states have a role. >> martin luther king said that he was protesting in his famous speech of 50 years ago that concluded with i have a dream. that he was protesting to governors whose lips were drifting with the words of nullification. i'm glad you're using king as if model because it is the antithesis for what you're saying. let me show you wh
this with grace and dignity like dr. martin luther king jr., who won said the most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us , and a clarion call that should ring in our ears on his birthday weekend. regardless of our differences, all had the same dream or the future of our kids and grand kids. i pray that my children will grow up with your children in a nation that enjoys god lessons and freedom -- god's blessings and freedom. >> later, we will hear from michelle obama at the children's inaugural ball, and we will look at vice president biden volunteering in washington, dc tomorrow, the swearing in of the second term. today is the national day of service, a tradition president obama has taken up since their first day in the white house, but installed by president clinton, who kicked off today's events with his daughter chelsea. >> are you ready to kick off this day of doing a bunch of good? i will be your mc today. let's have a huge national day of service welcome for the woman who was the cochairman of the president reelection campaign, and
his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. c
to celebrate dr. martin luther king's birthday, we check in with one of the top experts on ñ?ñzÑfñpríÑit >> exseat meant for bay area 49er fans today. the march toward the super bowl. the nfc championship match-up against the atlanta falcons. sports anchor mike shumann joins us live from the georgia dome with the pregame madness. wow, you are surrounded there, schu. >> well, you would think i was in san francisco with all the 49er fans. [cheering and yelling] >> enough said, ah? there are lots of fans here. we talked with jc. here's what she had to say. >> i'm ecstatic. ecstatic. i am so happy. i am so blessed. this was a great day in the nfl and for everybody. niners, we are going to the super bowl! [cheers and applause] >> all right. well, that's what we are all hoping, we are going to the super^bowl, right? [cheers and applause] >> 49er fans are ready. the game starts in about three hours and they are here early getting tuned up. who has it better than us? >> nobody! >> a lot of these fans are from the bay area, came out here for the trip. as you can see -- one more t
admiration for on an mlk day, president clinton making a reference to dr. king during his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there at the other end of the small -- this mall in words that move the conscious of the nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day, america would rise up and treat all of its citizens as equals. before the law and in the hearts. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our request. the ceaseless striving to live out our troops greeted. our history has been built on such dreams and laborers. and, by our dreams and laborers, we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. >> from 1997, to a live view of washington, d.c. to the area around where the presidential parade will take place. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassi
that dr. king had that said there is right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> barack obama was a little- known state senator from an aillinois. the third african-american in the u.s. senate. i spoke to him after his great victory in illinois at a time when most people knew him as a skinny kid with a funny name from the south side of chicago. the phrase you have been accustomed to using, the skinny kid with a funny name from the south side of chicago. beyond that issue, how did you get beyond getting beyonpeople o vote for a guy whose name they could not renounce? >> they still screw it up sometimes. the call me alabama or yo mama. one thing that i confirmed in this race is the american people are decent people. they get confused sometimes. they're busy. there stressed. they are tired. sometimes they are watching fox news, that will ge
up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: when we launched the show in january 2004, one of our goals was to become a destination for the biggest names in music not only for a place to perform in a late night setting but a comfortable setting for conversation. we found it strange that on most late-night shows, musicians perform but seldom ever speak. if you weeks after we launched the show were paid a visit by one of the biggest artists on the planet, prince. this was his first time ever appearing on pbs. we decided to start the show differently before jumping into a terrific conversation. good evening from los angeles. tonight, prince on pbs. ♪ tavis: i am a fa
. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: it's no secret around here than i consider myself one of the biggest james taylor fans on the planet. i spent a couple of nice debating jamie lee curtis on which one of us is a bigger james taylor fan. he has just released a new album. sometimes it is a rocky road he has traveled during his remarkable career. winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you've got to do is call and i will be there, yes i will you've got a friend ♪ tavis: everybody knows how much i love james taylor. i say it unapologetically, i am the biggest james taylor fan in the entire world. i have stopped this guy all over the country. i stopped him in italy. i sit in the rain and he
am delighted to be here with you today. so many years ago i met -- dr. king and i went to minnesota and reverend amos was then pastoring in minnesota before the snow chased him to san francisco and knew dr. king and his father and had a class in moore house of seven students. dr. brown and members of the class and knew them before and before then and he brings a lean yaj of struggle to the table every time he speaks with tremendous morale authority and stroke couldn't stop him for fight wg great power. [applause] i want to thank mayor ed lee for convening the family. for all the times we think of leading from the front. often you lead from the center. you have the power to convene the family, to look at a family crisis and think it through, and it figure it out, and if we can get out of our own's self way we might find solutions to a problem that is multi-faceted. i want to thank pastor bryant
elementary marched around their campus. they held up peace signs and drawings of dr. king and also listened to part of the famous "i have a dream" speech. the act was approved one year after that march. >> well, still to come here get your binoculars out, find out when you can see an asteroid whiz by. >> a dating service found a way to bring back uncertainty of blinld dates again, you'll see how it works. >> hello, live in atlanta, falcons get ready for sunday's title game. we have a tale two of cities. we'll explain, coming up at abc 7 news at 5:00. p. >> stay with us. the news at hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> black ice being blamed for tributing to a bad accident this morning. a car and truck involved in a rollover crash. no one was seriously hurt. the chief of the russian river fire department says it was icy due to subfreezing temperatures. cruise put down sand this morning. >> pol
times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets. this is the kind ever view you would get. there are also wide screen tvs. you might decide the best place to watch it all is right here on tv. that's the latest live from the mall. back to you, jim. >> you
. today, of course, the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king, jr. a wreath laying ceremony was held on sunday at the memorial for the civil rights leader on the national mall. among the dignitaries and celebrities on hand were martin luther king iii, reverends alsharpton and jesse jackson. sharpton called the dr. king day and inauguration weekend and intersection of history. what a nice day it was outside for that too. got up to like 61,. >> yesterday was gorgeous. >> certainly not what we expected. >> i think everybody was presently expected to the up side on yesterday's daytime high. it was a good 10 degrees warmer than most of the forecasts were expecting. today will be in the mid-40s. if you are leaving had head downtown in the next hour or two, it is cold. temperature have fallen back in the mid-30s. check out dulles and bwi marshall. both freezing or even colder. going to an an interesting day. i think we'll start the day with some sunshine. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll have this arctic front approaching from the north and west. it is truly an arctic boun
king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is not easy. >> particularly, you know, people have to go in order to get to their home, they had to go to the beltway and i don't think it's good. >> reporter: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and early at 4:00 a.m. >>> inauguration day can be a cold one. let's see what we can expect. >> we'll get
that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> in october 2011 we were on our to be joined by leymah gbowee. she proved the difference of one single person can make in our world. she encourages the women of liberia to organize and fight for peace. that was the most important factor in the remarkable rise of backer's first female head of state. when she joined us back then to discuss her book, we had no idea that 48 hours after that conversation, she would go on to be awarded the nobel peace prize. let me start with this " on the back of the book. "she helped bring liberia out of the dark. her memoir is a captivating near to that will stand as testament to the power of women, face, and the spirit of our great co
ago, that dr. king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. >> of course, this was actually the fourth time that president obama has taken the oath of office. let's bring in our panel, van jones, cnn contributor who served as president obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. sally quinn, margaret hoover, republican consultant, cornell belcher, democratic strategist who served fas a pollster for president obama's 2012 re-election team. i wonder how you think this anniversary, this martin luther king day, informed and was infused throughout president obama's remarks today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also understood the gravity and talked about, i stand on the shoulders of the great men and women of the civil right era who made this possible. even early on, many of the civil rights leaders early on in the primary process were with hillary clinton and it took a while for them to trust him and know who he was. and he used a lot of that conversation saying, look, because of you all, i am possible. and i remember we
inaugural. it's also dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor dr. king by swearing in publicly on a bible once used by the civil rights leader. he'll also use a bible that was once used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected in the national mall. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president, along with their famili families, will start by attending st. john's. the swearing-in is followed by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech, p
's bible and the bible of dr. king as well on inauguration ceremony. and i always think of that as sort of, a cycle, right, in a way, a virtuous cycle, martin luther king jr., assassinated trying to create what i think to some may be small degree, has been realized in the election and inauguration the first black president of this country. >> well, you know, with the first election, i along with so many other people just broke down and cried and cried and cried. out of thankfulness, out of remembering what we had been through. and thinking about medgar and all those other people who gave their lives and gave so much that we don't even recognize any more. and hopefully, will begin to do that in the very, very near future. >> myrlie evers-williams, we're looking forward to your three minutes, we can't wait. >> so am i. >> so great to see you. >>> so a man who marched alongside martin luther king jr. during the civil rights era, congressman john lewis, he will be here, we will speak to him in just a moment. >> we're going to talk about what this inauguration means for him and also the challen
the life of dr martin luther king. the local events in the bay area. and how he was recognized during today's inaugural parade. cheering on the 49ers as they get ready to head to the super bowl. how much it will cost you to make the trip.. and later, an iconic video game company filing for bankruptcy. how atari hopes to remake itself to keep up with changing technology. we continue to monitor this breaking news of officer involved in shooting. this is from abc's seven all our helicopter partnership showing you live aerial shots we will keep you updated and be back. >> pam: this is our live picture from oakland we continue to monitor breaking news. this officer involved shooting and we have confirmation that a police officer has been shot in the arm. the injury is a non a life-threatening. police are swarming this area. it is happening in the 1700's blocked of seminary... >> pam: today, americans across the bay and the nation honoring civil rights leader, drf. martin luther king junior. he played a significant role in advancing african - american and human rights through non- violence and ci
>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go
of dr. martin luther king, jr. president obama announceed a weekend of the national day of service on saturday. it is an event encouraging everyone to take time out to volunteer in honor of dr. king's message of positive action. president obama and first lady michelle obama visited burrville elementary school. they helped fix up a bookshelf and talked with more than 500 volunteers at the school. >> the national day of service got some boost from some other star power. john henrehan has that part of the story. e story. >> yolanda adams made her pitch with a song. chelsea clinton personally viesated booth to help the youngsters there write letters to sick children. -- visited a booth. >> make the difference in one child's life. mentor a student, don't ate a book to a library, donate supplies to a neighborhood school, help paint a classroom or clean up a playground. >> reporter: thousands of people in town for the inauguration and many locals packed into a huge tent on the national mall where nearly 100 service organizations tried to entice visitors into making a commitment to volunte
. >> bob: it's remarkable coon dense it would fall the same day as dr. king's, the marked anniversary of dr. king, who in my view was probably one of the greatest human beings that walked the face of the earth. i say that also i'm sorry to my dad who worked with dr. king was not here to see first the black president get elected but to see and hear that, people forget how quickly and powerfully martin luther king organized the black community and brought great process. the right thing to say. >> kimberly: wouldn't martin luther king be proud to see how far we have come as a country, electing a black president not once but twice. >> bob: he's looking down and seeing it. >> kimberly: civil rights with the president. let's listen to what the president had to say and then we'll get reaction. freddie talk about kimberly. >> dana: i like your red dress. >> kimberly: you like it? >> it's not complete until our mothers and daughters earn a living equal to the efforts. [ applause ] our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are
, abraham lincoln and dr. king too two amazing american icons you want to take their bibles and remove them from the ceremony. >> i much prefer dr. king's writing on the letter from the birmingham jail where he talks about the white church standing on the sideline mouthing trivialalities and pyes irrelevancy while he does the work of the civil rights movement. >> bill: you must know that dr. king invoked god in almost every speech that he made. >> article 2 section one of the constitution which lays out the oath does not say anything about the word so help me god. it says i will preserve to the best of my ability, preserve, defend and protect the states period. it's kind of ironic that the president is going to amend that in the middle of it. >> bill: do you know why george washington wanted the words god so help me god in? do you know why? >> george washington did not say so help me god. the first recorded instance is 1801. >> bill: if you look at his inaugural address it's peppered with references to god. george washington has -- >> -- washington -- >> bill: peppered, go ahead. >> washing
the dr. martin luther king jr. whose birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the elite number one. they also don't contribute to the campaigns of t
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
, welcome to a brand-new day, january 21st, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. thank you for joining us, i guess steve says, enjoy the nice weather we are having tomorrow looks like another nice day, very nice around the coast and it does look like we will have more in five minutes, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well with the 880 split and it looks good if you are driving to the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital.
, the president took his oath today on two bibles, one once used by dr. martin luther king. of course today is the marking of that day, mlk day, and one of abraham lincoln. how do you see this moment in the context of that struggle because that was resonant and poignant, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, and keep in mind he said something, martin, that tied it all together. he said that we realized long ago that we could not survive and thrive as half slave state and half free. and basically i think what he was saying is we've come a long way, and i think he showed what lincoln did to make the country stronger, again having a vision of what we could do, and then i think he tried to use that to say, okay, now a lot has happened in between those times. we still face difficulties, but let's, again, be inspired by the aspiration of those who came before us so that each person could pursue happiness, you know, life, liberty, and property, and do it in a way that made sense. so i really think -- as i listened to chris, i couldn't help but think of a note i wrote while the president was speaking
, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr. lowrie and others did during the civil rights movement when they were fighting bigotry. and unfortunately, that is what the president obama is going to to have to learn to do with the go gop. >> what are your thoughts as we get ready to see president obama sworn in for a second time tomorrow? >> i think that it's
the anniversary of the birth of the the late dr. martin luther king jr. appeare >> for the past eight years, the county executive has tried to stay focused on remembering dr. kent and with the pilots character -- dr. king in a way that highlights character. ♪ >> across set the stage for the king celebration. a crowd of mostly baltimore employees came to recognize dr. king. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where the will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> is a great opportunity to express history and related to the present. >> two of the character award winners -- >> this is really good. all of my services have been recognized. but a community effort to reunite people, too sure what happened -- a community effor to reunite people, to reemmbmember what happened. >> i am very proud of both of them. >> baltimore county schools superintendent was among those who spoke at the king celebration. >> we recognized two young people. >> besides the two students, two adults were also honored. live in the 11 news f
conversation with the desk clerk, really funny. i said is there a dr. king staying at the hotel? in spanish. he wants to try his english out on me. king? how do you say that in spanish? i said ray. he said i will do the spanish in english. [speaking spanish] >> for whom that is -- one time we had -- we never had a king. i said his name is king. you said dr. king. the doctor thing, forget the king. just look at the register. i had 480 more hotels to call -- maybe. and he looks at the register and it says kingo. he had to put an o on their somehow. i said really? yes. it is better in spanish. [speaking spanish] >> in spanish a black uncle and we say a black guy. so funny using the word in that context. his last words, running out the door, around the corner down to the castillo, almost like crossing the new jersey turnpike which is one of my other books, the new jersey turnpike and the native new yorker i am dodging traffic like crazy and get to the hotel and picked up the phone in the lobby and say will you connect me with his room and picks up the phone and says hello? he was exhausted. he had
owned by dr. king on the very day the country marks the civil rights' speaker's birthday. >> a democracy by way of inauguration. remembering king is one of those americans who helped the democracy. >> martin luther king teh third. cameras ever were capturing the moment. -- were there capturing the moment. >> there were people of all races, all nationalities holding hands. >> that day she purchased this metal. today, she wore it. >> it is a dream that is deeply rooted in the american dream. >> she is here from virginia. she can to president obama's first inauguration and could not miss this one. >> the second one is just as memorable and historic. >> she would like to think it is the hand of god that allowed the presidential inauguration and this day to fall on teh same day. >> it is a historic event. we are thrilled to be here. >> it was her first time at kings memorial, an important site she said, especially for her kids and future generations. >> this is very emotional. i live long enough to see this. >> the memorial, the inauguration -- a pledge of people old enough to
complex. >> he continued for a cause he knew was right. that's the lesson of lincoln, of dr. king and president obama. dr. reverend walker who chaired dr. king used to always remind me of his favorite kwoet from dr. king. he would say you measure not a man by the way he is stands in time of convenience, but where he stands in the times of controversy. the president, now dr. king and even lincoln before. they stood in the most controversial and perilous times. people that show leadership and stability and vision and commitment when it's the most difficult of times. any one can shine when everything is going well. but it's when it is the darkest that we can see those that really bear the brightest lights. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> hey, lance, tell us something we don't know. let's play "hardball. "hardbal. >> good evening. let's start with this. lance slide. it's not like we didn't see this coming for a long time. extra power or linebacker hoping for some extra muscle. no, lance armstrong was an international hero. a seven time-tour de fra
inaugural address. this being a national holiday celebrating dr. martin luther king jr., one can be pretty certain that in addition to using dr. king's bible during the swearing-in ceremony that the message and sacrifices of dr. king will be prominently mentioned today. we'll be right back. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure. pediatrician recommended pain reliever for children. plus, children's advil® brings fever down faster than children's tylenol®. choose children's advil®. relief you can trust. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. with fancy feast mornings gourmet
. themes associated with dr. king, people found it special to celebrate on the second inauguration of the nation's first black president. san francisco commemoration took place at yerba buena center for the arts today. >> common message, how much further there is to go. reverend carolyn scott calls it dream almost fulfilled. >> we are more united. we're more caring. and more transparent. however... we do still need to continue the growth. >> leaders from different faiths read from the writings. >> right there in alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brother autos the reverend brings more than the average connection to this regular gassy. his mother was a young schoolteacher in alabama. today, it's an emotional one for her. >> it's just overwhelming to see how far we've come. what we've accomplished. we have a ways to go. >> there is still injustice and prejudice in work force areas. and there is as long as we're still playing catch up. >> they couldn't agree more in this rally. maddy
of the rainbow push coalition. a pleasure. >> thank you. >> thank you for being here. let's talk about dr. king and the perspective of what i said, 45 years since his death, but we have an african-american president for the second time taking office. give me your thautsds on that. >> there's immense pride in that. the fact is, for 244 years we were in slavery, the emancipation proclamation, jim crow, only free since 1966, from selma, alabama, really, to washington is quite a journey. the steps that he'll take the oath of office was built by ancestors who were enslaved, about 170 miles from jamestown, first landed in 1609. a lot ofs h s hahistory and loo across at the dr. king statue and lincoln memorial. the emancipation. a lot of stuff going down. i think dr. king, planning a poor people's campaign. beyond the issue of slavery, and segregation and the right to vote is access to a job, and so while we fought these big fights on fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, poverty is expanding. 50 million in poverty. food insecure, unemployed, and the disparity keeps growing, plus an impact of violence. so th
to cast them in terms and in tones that honored the founders, that honored dr. king, honored the best in the country. and i think in the old way of seeing things, that would be a left thing to do. he is speaking though to the emerging majority in america which is brown, young, which is much more open to the ideas around marriage equality. he is speaking to the america that is rising. i don't think that's left versus right. i think it is right versus wrong in the context of the new majority. >> if i can disagree a little. it seems to me to be left when you say government can't cure society's ills alone. in other words, the center of curing society's ills is always government. on occasion, government needs a little help. no, no, he said that today though. he is being misquoted. >> a critical distinction between the way president reagan articulated his philosophy and the way president obama did today, president reagan and many on the right begin from a premise of negativity. government is the problem, not the solution said president reagan. president obama did not bash business. he did n
of a saint dressed in the skin of a baby boy by the name of martin luther king, jr. and while dr. king's legacy has been most accurately described in terms of his nonviolent pursuit of civil rights, some unfortunate and deluded individuals have tried to claim that a gun appreciation day this coming weekend will somehow honor the great man's legacy. it's such nonsense that it's hardly worth the time refuting. but as the president now reflects upon recommendations from his gun violence task force, there are some words of dr. king that seem particularly pertinent. in his famous letter from birmingham jail written in 1963, dr. king spelled out the perennial danger of doing nothing because doing something may be difficult. as we continue to remember those 20 children and 6 staff members who were shot and killed at that elementary school in newtown, connecticut, let's heed the words of dr. king. we will have to repent in this generation, he wrote, not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but fohe
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and chris tucker joined civil leaders today for a wreath laying ceremony to honor dr. martin luther king jr. people from all over the country flocked to the king memorial today and said they'll be back on the mall tomorrow. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i have problems walking. but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> the president will honor dr. king tomorrow, getting sworn in on a bible king carried during his fight for equality. >>> it might be sunday night, but the town is buzzing, including lots of balls and galas to celebrate the president's second term in office. erica gonzalez is live tonight in maryland with a look at that party and some of the others around tonight, erica. >> reporter: that's right, jim. we have been ball hopping, as you called it earlier, all throughout the evening. the party here at the national harbor still going until 1:00 in the morning. hundreds have come out to celebrate a second term for president barack obama. ♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot >> reporter: the stars were out in arlington. >> a stylist, makeup, you know, nordstrum. >> reporter: it's shauna's
. -- eva longoria. >> when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question what are you doing for others? >> and he rose, reporting. >> be sure to join us for our in moderation coverage on monday. we will kick things early with " good morning washington" at 4:30 a.m. president obama signed more than 20 executive orders on wednesday, many of which called for increased funding to research the effect of guns. >> over in maryland, the governor is also taking aim at gun violence. this week he unveiled a three- part plan to curb gun violence in the state. it includes an all-out ban on military style assault weapons a 10 round limit on ammo magazines and what he called commonsense licensing for all firearms firearms stopped and sold in maryland. >> if you have to get a license to drive a car on the streets, or a motorcycle on the streets i think most people from maryland agree that you should have to be licensed in order to operate a firearm. >> if this passes, it would put maryland among the states with some of the toughest gun rest
. okay, but you met dr. martin luther king, jr. it was kind of an unexpected meeting because the first job was at a radio station. you were doing the traffic and -- . >> yes, i was working the black operated programs. he was a friend of our national salesmen, when wasn't there to do an event. he was there to it is and relax and find a moment to be quiet and i was the traffic manager. i kept the commercials going and i always worked late so i was there at night. he would come occasionally to visit his frienders frank clark and i would almost always be there and the single day was when frank walked in with dr. king and he said you nomar tin, don't new i said no, i don't nomar tin. of course there were many occasions where i covered him on actual events. >> >> and you said you were on the phone with bill, your husband, right? >> yes. >> you said bill, you will never guess who is here! >> yes. [ laughing ] >> martin luther king talked about a dream. >> he did. >> you have never in my wildest dream in the book. and there are people now who have dream to do things. maybe their dreams ha
in 1997 and president clinton making a reference to dr. king in his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today, spoke to us down there, at the other end of this mall. in words that moved the conscious of a nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day america will rise up and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. dr. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our quest. our history has been built on such dreams and labors. and by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. host: from 1997, to a live view here in washington, d.c. in the area around where the parade will take place following the presidential address. he made that reference to dr. martin luther king and one will expect that the president will make a longer reference tomorrow. guest: i think so. i think tomorrow is historic moment in civil rights history. it was 50 years ago that dr. martin luther king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago was the assassination of john f. kennedy , th
. >>> the president took the oath of office the same day the nation celebrates the rights of dr. martin luther king junior. [ music ] >> hundreds marched in san francisco to remember dr. king's legacy. the freedom ride commemorates the ride. many were old enough to remember him and one marched at his side. >> he was a wonderful person, wonderful person. i always said nonviolence. >> for all americans to get out and enjoy this day and just to celebrate. >> the celebration ended with a prayer, discussion and films. >>> the san francisco 49ers are of course headed to the super bowl and today the team's head coach had plenty to say as robert reports, jim already knows much of the hype will be about himself and the team's other coach, the other head coach, his big brother. >> hello? >> good to be back. >> reporter: the 49er coach was in a good mood as he arrived for the weekly news conference. he said the team had a happy flight home. he demonstrated just how happy as he praised various players including his quarterback. >> just the way kaepernick was, you know, the gracefulness of his stride,
or to be doing in washington. the inauguration is on dr. martin luther king's birthday. >> the 21st of january. through four days prior on the 17th, we will be at george washington university for a live symposium on c-span and pbs and on public radio. we're talking specifically about how we get this president -- demanding, in fact, that he call a white house conference on the eradication of poverty. to his credit, the first thing he did four years ago when elector was on the lilly ledbetter. were demanding out what he called immediately on what has come for the on the eradication of poverty. let's craft a national plan to cut poverty and half in 10 years, to move toward eradicating it in 25 years. this is not a skill problem, it's a will problem. do we have the will to do this? if he wants to aim for the fences, if he wants to be a great american president, if he wants to leave behind a legacy -- and we read in the new york times from all his private talks with these his store and said that is what it wants to do, leave a legacy of the great transformational president -- we say take on the iss
is the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king jr.. a wreath ceremony was held on sunday for the civil right's leader. among the dignataries on hand, jesse jackson, jamie foxx and chris tucker. the dr. king inauguration weekend, an intersection of history. >> the first family's busy day has already begun. the president, the first lady and their two daughters left for church at saint john's. >> sarah simmons has our coverage from the other end of pennsylvania avenue and tell us what we can expect to see. she's overlooking the parade reviewing stand at lafayette park. >> reporter: that's right. we're here right behind me is where the president will be sitting to view the parade as it comes through. here you can already see we have a lot of people already showing up taking their spot here to watch the parade as well. what a wonderful place to be able to watch it. his president will be in his glass enclosed heated area viewing the parades. it wasn't until the late 1800s actually that the parade that followed the swearing in ceremony was where most of the pomp and circumstance happened. it
holiday, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. it is a day to honor dr. king's legacy and it was honored yesterday with the laying of two wreaths at the memorial dedicated to him on the national mall. along with dr. king's family, luminaries from the civil rights movement to politics for hollywood all there. dick gregory al sharpton, jesse jackson, jamie foxx. another breathe wreath laying is planned today at the memorial at 1:00 p.m. >>> and there is a lot straight ahe. we are just getting started with our special coverage of inauguration day 2013. >> stick with us. when we come right back, we'll check in with our wisdom martin who is on the national month as crowds continue to gather there. we'll show you what you can or cannot have with you when you come downtown today. stay with us. fox 5 morning news just getting started. started. started. go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ >>> welcome back. if you are up this early on this inaug
] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing. as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had left the hall. she became a big sister to mentor young girls like her who had been neglected and abused as a child. when she got older still and she could no
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
when we think about the fact that this is dr. king's birthday that we're going to be celebrating this weekend. i'm always reminded that he said everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to be a drum maj major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service. be a drum major for justice. be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> nbc's ron mott standing by on the national mall for us today. ron, we just heard from the president there and vice president joe biden and members of his family also participating in the day of service events. since when has all of this been a part of the inauguration festivities? >> reporter: the president when he was inaugurated four years ago made a day of service part of the festivitieses for that first weekend. he wants this to be a standing tradition and hoping future presidents would make this a standard tradition and another way to extend the legacy of dr. reverend martin luther king, jr., who also has a new memorial here in town. thousands of people have gone through this tent today on the national mall for this n
on the weekend in which we're celebrating dr. martin luther king's birthday, someone who was killed by a gun. in fact, the gun control act of 1968 was proffered in response to his assassination. that said, the day does not honor his legacy. the fact is it really besmirch whiceshis legacy. he was the apostle of non-violence. we have to go to what dr. king saw as being an american problem. he said more than 40 years ago we are the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today. there's a study that came out last week that reaffirmed that, that we are the most violent wealthy western nation. why is that. as you talk about jared loughner and white people and black people, the fact is we're killing each other in america. we, you, me, and ann need to sit down and talk about why it is america and americans are so violent. >> ann, what problem do you have with universal background checks. >> i don't. i don't at all. >> even for gun shows. >> gun rights supporters support that. >> now you're for expanding. >> wait, can i finish? >> you may follow up on the race issue. >> first of all, it's not tha
says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is getting up into the 80s. my map is going to come up here in a second. 80 degrees for los angeles. san diego warming to 75. fresno at 64. sacramento 60ly degrees -- 63 degrees. for us here locally tomorro
and evaluation. beis unclear when s released. >>> there were two special services honoring dr. martin luther king, junior. hundreds celebrated the civil rights leader legacy. he lead the congregation and he says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is getting up
that this is dr. king's birthday that we're going to be celebrating. >> a number of music superstars are also in the nation's capital to perform. the first of many performances, as we saw earlier, kicked off last night with the inaugural kids concert. ♪ >> teens and tweens got to have age-appropriate fun at the washington convention center. a rock concert for military families and dc public school students. usher kicked off the show, katy perry and nick cannon. michelle obama wowed the young crowd. >> i'm excited to see what the first lady will wear. >> it will be awesome. >> what about sasha and maliyah? >> yeah. >> mrs. obama told military families that even though the wars in afghanistan and iraq are ending, support for those families is not. >>> and it is the 57th presidential inauguration in our nation's history. so how will this year sers money compare with those in the past? joining me notice for history is american university professor dr. alan lichtman. good morning. >> my pleasure to be here. >> i was looking through this report. all these facts and firsts and presidents. >> yeah.
martin luther king day. we've been talking so much about the inauguration, we haven't celebrated dr. king's day with as much due as it needed. the president will be using dr. king's personal bible when he's sworn in. >> absolutely. it's outstanding to be here. i don't think there's a better way to celebrate the holiday. a lot of people have been saying this is a dream fulfilled. i feel like it's recognizing the dream in progress and beyond, when you think about it. to be able to have dr. king's presence through his bible and the president to actually continue his mission is one of those things where you just feel like it's the right place at the right time. >> you're a married man with four kids now. >> four? i got two. >> i've got four, sorry. this is like a bad mommy moment. >> you've got two. i've got four. we both have a set of twins. is mariah here with you? will you go to all the parties and the balls tonight? >> i think we'll try to play it as low key as possible. we'll probably be able to stop by a few areas. it's more about being here this morning is the outstanding part. >> it i
honoring dr. king. >> check out this video shot hours ago by sky 7 hd. that is a surfer near the cliff house. >> strong rip currents caused the surfer to lose his bearings. the coast guard first thought of air lifting him but then decided on a different approach. they told the surfer to jump into the water and jim against crashing waves to rescuers. >> shouldn't have been as far as i was with my buddy. he was a more advanced surfer. called whoever needed to call, and they came, saved me. >> the surfer taken to the pier and checked out by paramedic autos the body of one man was recovered and the search continues for another presumed drowned off the north shore of the island of kuaui. he was vacationing with his friends, leaving a farewell to san francisco as last post, here you can see it on his facebook page. he died trying to save his friend, brian baker are who was swept into the ocean. the search for baker resumed today. >> police are investigating a deadly early morning shooting that devastated a family this, happened just after midnight. a 43-year-old was shot to death. his police
explain that president obama is the fulfillment of dr. king's dream. well not exactly. obama might be a good downpayment but he is not the full filthment of king's dream. we're still a long way away from that. the interrelated triple threat of poverty, mill tearism and racism that king talked about still looms large in a yet deeply divided america. in the spirit of m.l.k., it's time for president obama to deliver a major policy speech on the eradication of poverty in america. he ought to tell us how the richest nation in the history of the world is going to convert the scourge of poverty. in the spirit of m.l.k., president obama should rethink the random use of his favorite weapon the unmanned aerial vehicle better known as drones which have killed too many innocent women and children. in the spirit of m.l.k., president obama should not continue to feel so boxed in by his blackness but feel liberated in a second term to find ways to push back on the most intractable issue in america: racism. the president wants to channel king so badly that he's decided to use dr. king's bible at t
it and we can do it. choice of -- [inaudible] existence. dr. king and the whole year and we will have a safer peaceful environment. i wish to you that we have a happy holiday but let's work every sunday and then sunday to send and quest to demilitarize our society and jobs and drugs and guns out and let's choose another way. thank you very much. [applause] >> if we could have your attention for a few minutes. reverend jackson is catching a flight and why he's rushing out so if we could hold your attention for a few moment we would appreciate it. >> mike pappas from the interfaith council is coming to spend a couple moments on the clergy work and then we will close. >> i am in the unenviable position of following a national icon but good people i would indulge you for just a moment to hear a humble message. the theme of today's gathering peace is a prospect that we all pray for -- ah, that was -- but to get there will require the collective participation efforts, resources, and resolve of all in our city by engaging faith leaders to join in the broader effort to end violence in san
this year. and it is no coincidence that president obama today is invoking dr. king's legacy calling on americans to do something for each other on a national day of service. brian moar reports from washington. >> reporter: on a day of national service, president obama led by example. he and the first lady volunteered at a local elementary school. he was honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther drink, just like he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're in this together. >> not far away the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for the u.s. military. an estimated 250,000 people today did something to help somebody else. in rochester, there was a clothing drive in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center. in orlando the groassroots services were literal. former first daughter chelsea clinton encouraged people to do more than just celebrate on this inauguration weekend. some chose to create cards
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